Rosehip oil is the oil extracted from the seeds of wild rose bushes that are common to the south of Chile, New Zealand and South Africa. As these plants grow wild on land normally unused, they can be classified as organic, however it is possible that they also grow on abandoned and polluted agricultural land and due to the growing popularity of the oil, farmers may be producing it as a part of their agribusiness using modern chemical farming methods.
Rosehip seed oil contains an amazing 77% of fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) which have very important functions in the regeneration of skin cells and repair of damaged tissues. Over the years, Rose Hip Oil has been shown to retard the signs of premature ageing and provide excellent results in the treatment of burns, scars and unsightly spots on skin. If applied consistently during two or three months Rose Hip Oil was found to:
- Reduce wrinkles and signs of premature ageing. It will also help counter the drying effects of the sun which are usually first noticed in fine wrinkles or "crows feet" around the eyes and mouth.
- Attenuate scars (surgical and accidental) and improves the colour of same (i.e., reduces the redness or hyperpigmentation).
- It also limits the formation of the keloid type of scar (lump) which may appear after surgical procedures and helps to make less apparent scars left by acne or chickenpox.
- Provide excellent results in treatment of skin that has been burnt or exposed to radiotherapy.
How to use
Rose Hip Oil is massaged into the affected area with fingertips until completely absorbed and the more time spent massaging the affected area, the greater the improvement and in our experience, it is the regular use of rosehip oil combined with quality massage that produces the best results.
Rosehip oil is available from all good health shops and pharmacies.